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Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap

gecko 09 Oct 04 - 10:36 PM
GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets 10 Oct 04 - 04:25 AM
Spot 10 Oct 04 - 07:48 AM
kendall 10 Oct 04 - 08:42 AM
gecko 13 Oct 04 - 06:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's getten a chap
From: gecko
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 10:36 PM

Could someone with an ear more attuned to a broad Lancashire accent than mine, please check these lyrics. The song is from the 1997 CD 'Deep Lancashire' and was originally recorded in 1970 on the album 'Owdham Edge"

Our Sarah's Getten' A Chap - Sam Fitton died 1923.


E'dear, there's been some changes in our 'ouse this week or two
Where once there used to be a din, it's like a Sunday School,
We never faint for apple pie, we very seldom flap
Ana' wot does think the reason - why, our Sarah's getten' a chap.

Our fender shines just like a bell, we've added silver door
And cat appears to waish itsel' more ofen than 'afore
Our lickle Nathan's wiped his nose and Jimmy's brushed 'is cap
And all this fuss is all acuz our Sarah's getten' a chap.

'E's one of these young nutty men, they ses e's brass 'an all
Me mother's apron's alus clean for fear 'e gives a call
We polished up door knocker too, we're swanky you can tell
But Sarah sez it widna' do, w'shd 'ave to 'ave a bell.

We bought a carpet 'tother neet, to wear it seems a sin
Me Faither 'as to wipe 'is feet afore 'e dares come in
'E sez 'e's know mooner some'ow, 'e sez 'e's no not mat
An 'e alus wears 'is collar now our Sarah's getten' a chap.

'E comes a'courtin every neet, 'e fills our cat wi' dread
'is sky blae gaiters un 'is feet an 'yair oil on 'is yead
'E likes to swank about and strut and talk about 'is biz'
'E's summat in an office bur' I doan know war it is

'E's getten our 'ouse all in a whirl, 'E's such an 'owlin' swell,
Ah wish 'e'd geet anotha girl an'r go and loose 'isel'
Our Parrot goan and popped 'is toes and rooster wr'in in a flap
'Ahm gonin' daft' n' all acuz our Sarah's getten a chap


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Subject: Lyr Add: OUR SARAH'S GETTEN' A CHAP
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 04:25 AM

Hi,
I've been through the words and altered a few to what I THINK is correct.My amendments are in capitals. Trouble is that these things are often difficult to decipher and open to different interpretations.
Anyhow, good luck with the song. It's one the Salt Town Poets are thinking of learning too.

Dave Roberts
Salt Town Poets


E'dear, there's been some changes in our 'ouse this week or two
Where once there used to be a din, it's like a Sunday School,
We never FEIGHT (fight) for apple pie, we very seldom flap
Ana' wot does think the reason - why, our Sarah's getten' a chap.

Our fender shines just like a bell, we've 'AD IT SILVERED O'ER
And cat appears to waish itsel' more ofen than 'afore
Our lickle Nathan's wiped his nose and Jimmy's brushed 'is cap
And all this fuss is all acuz our Sarah's getten' a chap.

'E's one of these young nutty men, they ses e's brass 'an all
Me mother's apron's alus clean for fear 'e gives a call
We polished up door knocker too, we're swanky you can tell
But Sarah sez it widna' do, w'shd 'ave to 'ave a bell.

We bought a carpet 'tother neet, to wear it seems a sin
Me Faither 'as to wipe 'is feet afore 'e dares come in
'E sez 'e's NOAN E'ER ONE some'ow (not any one), 'e sez 'e's NOAN ON'T MAP
(not on the map)
An 'e allus wears 'is collar now our Sarah's getten' a chap.

'E comes a'courtin every neet, 'e fills our cat wi' dread
'is sky blae gaiters un 'is feet an 'yair oil on 'is yead
'E likes to swank about and strut and talk about 'is biz'
'E's summat in an office bur' I doan know war it is

'E's getten our 'ouse all in a whirl, 'E's such an 'owlin' swell,
Ah wish 'e'd geet anotha girl an'r go and loose 'isel'
Our Parrot goan and popped 'is toes and rooster WINNA flap
'Ahm gonin' daft' n' all acuz our Sarah's getten a chap


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's getten a chap
From: Spot
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 07:48 AM

Hello...Ive known this song fer millenia...T'Saltieman's got it dead right!! Was it Elijah Ridings song???


             Regards to all....Spot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's getten a chap
From: kendall
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 08:42 AM

I mis read "chap"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap
From: gecko
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 06:14 AM

Thank you for your various replies. I've since come across a dusty copy of 'Songs of the people' - Lancashire dialect poetry of the industrial revolution, edited by Brian Hollingworth in the early eighties, containing a veritable wealth of Lancashire poetry including 'Our Sarah's...' including three verses not in the song. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send them on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 10:41 AM

Let me know if you are interested and I'll send them on.

Couldn't you post them here as well?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap
From: gecko
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 04:00 AM

Here's the updated version of Our Sarah's Lancashire courtship song. Verses 5, 6 and 8 are additional to the 'Deep Lancashire' recording.


Eawr Sarah's Getten' A Chap

E'dear, there's been some change in eawr 'ouse this week or two
Where once there used to be a din, it's like a Sunday School,
We never feight for apple pie, we very seldom frap
Ana' wot does think the reason why, eawr Sarah's getten' a chap.

Eawr fender shines just like a bell, we've had it silvered o'er
And cat appears to waish itsel' more ofen than 'afore
Eawr lickle Nathan's wiped his nose and Jimmy's brushed 'is cap
And all this fuss is just becoz eawr Sarah's getten' a chap.

'E's one of these young nutty men, they sen e's brass 'an 'o
Me mother's apron's alus clean for fear 'e gives a call
We polished up door knocker too, we're swanky you can tell
But Sarah sez it widna' do, w'shd 'ave to 'ave a bell.

We bought a carpet 'tother neet, to wear it seems a sin
Me Faither 'as to wipe 'is feet afore 'e dares come in
'E never seems a'whoam someheaw he sez he noan th'map
'E alus wears 'is collar now eawr Sarah's getten' a chap.

We'n serviettes neaw when we dine, a brand new bib for Ben;
Eawr Fanny's started talkin' fine, wi lumps in neaw an' then
Sin' Sarah geet her fancy beau hoo fairly cocks her chin,
Hoo has a bottom drawer an' o, to keep her nick-nacks in.

Hoo's wantin' this an' wantin' that, hoo thinks we're made o' brass;
Hoo goes up the factory in her hat, hoo says ut it's moar class;
Hoo's bucked me feyther up shuzheaw, he darno wae a cap,
Ho gets his 'bacco chepper neaw eawr Sarah's getten a chap.

'E comes a'courtin every neet, 'e fills our cat wi' dread
'is sky blae gaiters un 'is feet an 'yair oil on 'is yead
'E likes to swank about and strut and talk about 'is biz'
'E's summat in an office bur' I doan know war it is

'His socks are crimson lined wi' blue, I weesh he'd do a guy;
I weesh he'd pop the question too, or pop his yallow tie,
My feyther darno' raise a row an' th' childer darno' scrap,
We feel we live i' lodgin's neaw eawr Sarah's getten a chap.

E's getten eawr 'ouse all in a whirl 'E's such an 'owlin' swell,
Ah wish 'e'd geet anotha girl an'r go and loose 'isel'
Eawr Parrot goan and copped 'is toes an'eawr rooster conno' flap
We're goin' daft' n' o becoz eawr Sarah's getten a chap.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 10:58 AM

Thanks. I have seen this expanded version before many years ago, but I'd forgotten about it. The song's a real crowd-pleaser.

Dave Roberts
Salt Town Poets


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Sarah's Getten' a Chap
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Oct 04 - 11:13 AM

There's enough of a sound file of it on this page to give the tune, for anyone who fancies having a go.

Actually I'd think it wouldn't need much adjusting to be done in most dialects/accents, and wouldn't lose that much. The humour lies primarily in the situation.


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